ATLANTA – Terry McMillen fought off a stomach virus most of the weekend during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. McMillen was able to put his Amalie Oil / Wolverine Boots and Apparel Top Fuel Dragster into the 13th spot, but not without a lot of effort.
“I don’t think it’s suppose to be this hard,” McMillen said. “We certainly did it the hard way.”
Shortly after arriving in Atlanta, McMillen experienced either a stomach virus or food poisoning that kept him under the weather for most of the weekend. Saturday brought more bad news for McMillen’s team. Crew Chief Doug Kuch learned that his father passed away suddenly. “We were all sad to hear about the Kuch family loss,” McMillen said. “Our prayers were with Doug and his family. Doug decided to finish the race with us and then head home for his family.”